Portland Man Accused of Threatening Governor, Politicians Pleads Not Guilty

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 years ago

A man from Portland accused of threatening Governor LePage and members of Congress pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him Thursday, including two new counts. 51-year-old Michael Thomas is charged with mailing threatening communications and illegally possessing a firearm. He pleaded not guilty to those crimes earlier this year.He was indicted last week on additional charges of interstate stalking and creating a terrorist hoax.Authorities say Thomas made threats against Governor LePage as well as Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Representative Steve King of Iowa and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. He’s also accused of mailing a letter with powder to Massachusetts.Thomas remains behind bars.


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